The Washington Post Finally Concedes What Really Happened at the Appalachian Law School Attack

This last Saturday's Washington Post:

The Washington Post

February 28, 2004 Saturday

Final Edition SECTION: Metro; B03

LENGTH: 561 words

HEADLINE: Law School Shooter Pleads Guilty; Former Student Avoids Death Penalty in Deal on Va. Slayings

BYLINE: Josh White, Washington Post Staff Writer


. . . Odighizuwa accepted responsibility for the shootings that began after school officials told him that he was failing out of the program. On Jan. 16, 2002, he took a .380-caliber pistol to the offices of Dean L. Anthony Sutin and Prof. Thomas Blackwell and killed them before opening fire on a crowd, killing student Angela Dales, 33, and wounding three others. Odighizuwa was subdued without incident by armed students.

Two additional pieces of evidence have come out since the story first was written on by the Post. 1) Mikael Gross, one of the two students who had their guns, was used by the prosecutors as a witness during the preliminary hearing. 2) Odighizuwa had to make a public statement about the events and describe exactly what happened in making a plea bargain. For a summary of past discussions on the Appalachian Law School Attack see my earlier posts.


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